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Aboriginal Art Museum

Address: Oudegracht 176, 3511 Utrecht, The Netherlands (Lange Nieuwstraat)
Phone Number: (0031+)(0) 30– 238 01 00
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Ranked #33 of 65 things to do in Utrecht
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Oakland, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We took a train from Amsterdam to see the Reitveld Schroder House whose entry fee included this museum. The location is not large, and there are many pieces on display. There are a couple of large rooms where people were working, as well as a very small cafe with wifi (didn't try it). Some may be disapointed because the exhibits... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Though an art Museum, containing what is claimed to be the largest public collection of Australian aboriginal art in Europe, it also presents an anthropological and historical angle through the various films, thus helping visitors to understand this kind of art. Together with the movies one may spend about an hour in this Museum. In the Museum one can also... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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428 reviews 428 reviews
171 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This museum is a real eye-opener. I was told it is the only museum in Europe devoted to the art of Australian aborigines, a field with which I am unfamiliar. The explanations are very good, however, and the works on display are quite fascinating. There are also AV aids that help the viewer make sense of the works. Well worth... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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327 reviews 327 reviews
152 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great collection of beautiful and colourful Aboriginal art displayed over three floors. Before viewing the artwork we watched the museum's informative film about the history of the Aboriginal people which explained the inspiration and meaning behind the art on display. The museum is run mostly by volunteers and they were helpful in providing information in English. The museum has a... More 

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Leiria, Portugal
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36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I really liked the concept of this museum because it's about the aboriginal australian art and is located in Europe. It was my first contact with this kind of art and I enjoy. It includes painting on canvas, scultures, photografy, film and multimedia work. I liked the building and the arrangement of the art pieces. Everything very clean and the... More 

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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The aboriginal art is beautiful, but in this museum it's a lot of the same... So not very inspiring.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We like this museum a lot, its in the main rout, so U have to see it. This time was very nice exibition also about Australia which I love:)

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28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I like this museum because it is solely dedicated to contemporary Aboriginal Art, both including traditional Aboriginal art and socalled urban art made by Ab. artists.. Nice giftshop. The museum is not too large scale, so you can visit it in about 1,5 hrs. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.

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24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Being Australian I am familiar with aboriginal art but for most Europeans it can appear " easy " and maybeat first glance even trivial, which it is definitely not. This museum gives art lovers and cultural lovers the chance to become familiar with not only traditional aboriginal art but also modern aboriginal .My English friend was very intrigued and enjoyed... More 

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48 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We just happen to walk past this place, so decided to pop in. Its a large gallery type place, with no real explaination to the area. After climbing the stairs we found that there was a theme for it by Gordon Bennet on aborigional art, but only some of it felt like it was actually worth saying it as a... More 

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